Minimum 400 – 500 words

Part I od DQ4 (Deadline: Monday of Week 7/Module 7. No late posts will be accepted! Feel free to post earlier!)
Step 1: Read/View:
Chapter 2.1.4: JAMES STACEY TAYLOR: In Praise of Big Brother
“Facebook As The Ultimate Government Surveillance Tool?” article by Kalev Leetaru
“Facebook’s Automated Ad Labels Plus Facial Recognition: The Real-Life Minority Report” article by Kalev Leetaru
Ted Talk video: What do your smart devices know (and share) about you? @ https://www.ted.com/talks/kashmir_hill_and_surya_mattu_what_your_smart_devices_know_and_share_about_you?referrer=playlist-who_s_watching_us
Ted Talk video The small and surprisingly dangerous detail the police track about you @ https://www.ted.com/talks/catherine_crump_the_small_and_surprisingly_dangerous_detail_the_police_track_about_you?referrer=playlist-who_s_watching_us&language=en
DQs Grading Rubric, syllabus – pg. 13
Step 2: In the Discussion forum labeled DQ4: 2.1 SECURITY AND SURVEILLANCE, post 400 – 500-word (minimum) response to the following questions:
Under what circumstances should the state be permitted to access the personal information that it gathers through the use of constant surveillance? What limitations and safeguards does Taylor propose to minimize the abuse of these powers?
Does it matter what kind of government employs surveillance technology to monitor personal behavior? Should U.S. citizens be wary of increased reliance on these technologies by their government?
Would Facebook (with its pieces to create a real-life version of the world of Minority Report, ranging from identifying citizens who harbor feelings of disagreement with their government to estimating those who might commit a crime in the future to the facial recognition needed to deploy a fleet of drones to locate or target them) take us towards an Orwellian dystopia? Explain.
What about and why your smart devices are talking about you?
Do you believe the government knows far too much about what happens behind closed doors?
Notes:
Read “Facebook As The Ultimate Government Surveillance Tool?” and “Facebook’s Automated Ad Labels Plus Facial Recognition: The Real-Life Minority Report” articles by Kalev Leetaru to answer question #3.
The articles are posted in Week 2/Module 2.
View Ted Talk video: What do your smart devices know (and share) about you? (https://www.ted.com/talks/kashmir_hill_and_surya_mattu_what_your_smart_devices_know_and_share_about_you?referrer=playlist-who_s_watching_us ) to answer question 4.
The link to the video is posted in Week 6/Module 6
View Ted Talk video The small and surprisingly dangerous detail the police track about you at https://www.ted.com/talks/catherine_crump_the_small_and_surprisingly_dangerous_detail_the_police_track_about_you?referrer=playlist-who_s_watching_us&language=en to answer question 5
REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum 400 – 500 words
Introduction to the source/chapter, title, author, publisher, date of publication
Fully answer all questions
Include your opinion – Your Opinion Matters! – What is your opinion about the topic(s) covered in the discussion? Why do you agree or disagree with the author(s)/presenter(s)?
Include Works Cited; use the textbook, article(s), and video(s)
Note: Spell and grammar-check your work before posting; points will be deducted for spelling and grammar errors.

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